Samsung is planning to launch its Android-based BlackBerry Messenger app in Africa later this week.
The company reportedly confirmed the news on Monday, saying that its customers in Africa will have access to BBM via the Samsung Messaging Hub on Friday. According to CNET sister site ZDNet, which earlier reported on the news, it's possible that Samsung will have exclusive access to BBM in Africa for a period of three months.
BlackBerry Messenger (or BBM), a marquee messaging app for the BlackBerry OS is coming to Apple's iOS soon.
Alex Kinsella, a longtime mobile manager at BlackBerry, Tweeted today that the company submitted the first-ever iOS version of its communicator to Apple two weeks ago.
According to a third-party app store tracker, it currently takes Apple four days to review an app. That ostensibly puts BBM for iOS a week and a half behind the average review length...assuming that's all there is to the story.
We've contacted Apple and will update this story when we have more … Read more
BlackBerry Messenger is edging ever closer to Android phones, with the massively popular mobile IM service advertised in Africa as coming soon to Samsung Galaxy phones.
Readers of BlackBerry blog CrackBerry reported seeing TV ads in a few different African countries during last night's deeply tedious Man Utd v Chelsea match. The ad briefly appeared on Samsung Ghana's YouTube account before being taken down.
Samsung Ghana's Facebook page is currently teasing users with the status, "Another messenger is coming on Samsung phones sooner than you think... what is it?"
LINE Messenger seems to be one of the best, free messaging apps when it comes to features and looks, but you might not be able to find any of your friends. If you can't, it's definitely worth inviting them to this messenger if your circle hasn't already settled on another app.
This app lets you send free calls and texts to your friends. Unlike other apps, it only lets you send messages to users who already use the app. During testing, there were a grand total of zero people from a contacts list of almost 400. To … Read more
GoToMeeting allows you to host a virtual meeting with up to 25 attendees. This version of software is a 30-day, full-featured trial, but you will have to register and provide your credit card information. After the free trial, you can purchase the software by paying either monthly or yearly subscription fees. Most of the engine used for this application does not need to be downloaded, so installation of the executable is easy and fast.
The setup goes smoothly, and within minutes you will be able to create and start your online meeting. GoToMeeting allows participants to connect using Windows, Mac, … Read more
Most all of us have seen photographs in which Earth looks like a big, blue marble, but what about a tiny, blue one?
That's basically what you'll see in new, stunning images NASA released on Monday.
Taken with cameras from two interplanetary spacecrafts that are located near Saturn and Mercury, the images show what Earth looks like from hundreds of millions of miles away.
One color photograph taken from the Cassini spacecraft on July 19 shows the beige rings of Saturn hovering above a tiny, bluish dot, which is Earth. In this image, Earth is nearly 900 million miles away. … Read more
Getting a new device and losing out on past conversations when you reinstall apps is frustrating. WhatsApp Messenger is arguably the most popular cross-platform messaging application on the planet. I honestly can't remember the last time I didn't see it in the top ten paid apps in the App Store.
Today WhatsApp Messenger for iOS received an update adding a few new features. iPhone users can send multiple photos in the same message, use custom URL-schemes for third-party apps, and back up conversation history to iCloud.
To back up a conversation to iCloud you'll first need to … Read more
Clean, easy to use, and perfectly functional, Facebook Messenger is a slick application that effectively creates a centralized Facebook communications console. It's recommended that you have the official Facebook, as well, but it could be used as a standalone app. The two even share the same look and feel.
If you already have the Facebook application installed, the setup of Facebook Messenger goes completely automatic. If you've never used Facebook on your device, then you just need to enter your e-mail address and password. Your contacts will pop up instantly in a list, and a small profile picture … Read more